Insights into Chinese Defense Policy?
Via the BBC: China ‘reveals army structure’ in defence white paper.
China has revealed the structure of its military units, in what state-run media describe as a first.
The army has a total of 850,000 soldiers, while the navy and air force have a strength of 235,000 and 398,000, China said in its defence white paper.
The paper also criticised the US’s expanded military presence in the Asia Pacific, saying it had exacerbated regional tensions.
China’s defence budget rose by 11.2% in 2012, exceeding $100bn (£65bn).
Text of the paper in English here: The Diversified Employment of China’s Armed Forces.